Apr 4, 2019

Report: Secondary software complication identified in Boeing 737 MAX flight control

Boeing 737 MAX. Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Boeing said Thursday it has identified an additional software issue that the Federal Aviation Administration will require to be repaired before the planes are cleared to fly again, according to a company-led review following the 2 fatal Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, the Washington Post reports.

Details: Boeing characterized the newly detected issue, which is separate from the stall-prevention system as “relatively minor.” Two officials familiar with the FAA investigation said, per the Post, that the problem is still classified as "critical for safety." Boeing expects a fix “in the coming weeks.”

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